Flea & Tick for Pets + Home is Wondercide's natural flea and tick control, naturally formulated for use on pets and interiors. It is safe for use on puppies, kittens, pregnant and nursing mothers, and seniors. Flea & Tick for Pets + Home offers pest prevention and treatment in one safe, effective spray. This spray kills pests like fleas and ticks and prevents them from hitching a ride on you or your pet when you go on walks or to the park. It kills stages of the insect life cycle: eggs, larva, and adults. Other natural and conventional pesticides don't, which is a very important distinction. Flea & Tick for Pets + Home also stops itching and scratching, comforts dry skin, leaves pet coats shiny, and eliminates mange. It does not stain pets, furniture, or flooring.
Our recommendations for how to use the spray vary, based on whether you're using it to treat an active flea and tick problem or prevent one.
How often should I apply Wondercide's natural flea spray to my pets?
Generally, we recommend applying every 2 to 3 days
for pest prevention
, or as needed to kill and repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes in your local area. It's safe for everyday use.
However, if you're using Flea & Tick for Pets + Home to treat an active flea or tick population, we recommend applying to your pet/s daily (if needed) and treating your environment (home and lawn).
It's best to apply Flea & Tick for Pets + Home frequently if you can't control the outside environment your pet walks or plays in. Examples of an uncontrollable environment include apartment complexes (you can't treat the entire apartment complex grounds!), dog parks, the pet groomer, or homes on large plots of land (treating five or six acres usually isn't affordable or effective). We recommend applying Flea & Tick for Pets + Home before or after your pet enters each of these uncontrollable environments.
If you don't want to apply the natural flea spray every day, or you start seeing fleas or ticks on your pet within a day of applying Flea & Tick for Pets + Home (this suggests a larger pest problem), we recommend treating the environment (your home), in addition to your pet. Use the same solution (we sell bigger bottles!) to kill fleas or ticks in your home, then use Flea & Tick for Yard + Garden to treat your yard, garden, and any outdoor pet play areas.
How long does it last?
Again, this answer depends on whether you're using Flea & Tick for Pets + Home to treat an active pest population, or to prevent future pests from appearing.
Flea & Tick for Pets + Home provides a contact kill, so any pests sprayed with the product will die within 1 to 2 minutes.
Because pets are active animals who generally go outside or into uncontrolled environments every few days, Flea & Tick for Pets + Home is most effective when applied every 2 to 3 days as pest prevention. This ensures fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are continuously repelled and any pests that may hitch a ride on your pet are killed within two to three days.
When you have an active pest population or an infestation, fleas and ticks tend to move from one area to another (say, from indoors to outdoors, or the living room to the kitchen), and may reattach themselves to your pet every time he or she enters an infested area.
For every flea or tick you see with your naked eye, there are 95% more in the egg, larvae and pupae stages spread throughout the home. Without treatment, these egg, larvae, and pupae stages will hatch into more adult fleas or ticks. To prevent these insects from hatching, and to kill the adult insect population, we recommend treating the pet first, then your home, and then the lawn or garden (when applicable). Treating the lawn twice
within a 7 to 10 day period will help to ensure the outdoor problem is eliminated. In most cases, only 1 indoor home treatment
is required, if you apply full coverage (one gallon per 1,500 square feet).
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